Seven Dumb Newbie RV Mistakes During Our First Week In The Travel Trailer * Full-time RV Living *



These are our 7 dumb newbie RV mistakes after just one week of full time RV living. Please laugh with us and learn from our mistakes so you can avoid them in the future. What were some of your mistakes / errors while on the road full time or just on a quick getaway?

Beginner RV Mistakes During Our FIrst Week In The Travel Trailer / Full-time RV Living *

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30 thoughts on “Seven Dumb Newbie RV Mistakes During Our First Week In The Travel Trailer * Full-time RV Living *

  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Sorry about that, what I was trying to suggest, perhaps checking your A/C condensation water line by simply disconnecting it from the unit and blowing low pressure air through the A/C condensation water line in an effort to make sure it’s not clogged and during the process, also clean out your air filter as well.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Sounds like your condensation water line coming off the lake be possibly clogged? Perhaps you can blow out your A/C condensation water line using air?

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Paying close attention to your local temperatures as well as the proper tire pressure is absolutely critical. Also,..Replace all tires that are showing signs of dry rot or cracking because things can get extremely costly if you don’t,…Not to mention this serious amount of damage that a blowout can cause as a result if you don’t.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    One time we woke up, in Calais Maine Walmart, no food, no tv, no cable no AC, (starting out), but we were happy. NO adult kids with us. Just me and my husband. Alone, together. If it were not so sad it be funny. We are tired of parenting, they are 30/ 28/ 24/ 23.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Check your condensate line and drain pan
    my first mistake was not finding a motel haha good luck,,,

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Check your condensate line and pan could be clogged with algae my first mistake was not finding a better motel haha

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Thanks for being honest and humble by sharing your mistakes. That’s the best way to learn I guess! It seems we make the most mistakes when ‘rushed’ and/or when we don’t plan ahead. I’ve learned to perform multiple walk-throughs and walk-around of the RV prior to moving it. I seem to always find something that was forgotten, left out or not thought about. We do the same walk-through prior to leaving hotels, friend’s or families homes, etc. We have four kids so there’s always something that would have been left behind!

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    We need friends badly we are fresh we no nothing just bought a 35 ft fifth wheel I’m so scared

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    I forgot to unplug the electric and drove off. The camp hosts were not nice about it and got sooo mad. Nothing was damaged but still.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    poor kids. my heart goes out to you and I wish I could say it gets better, but in reality, those days get fewer and farther between.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Thank you for sharing…. I appeciate the tips… we are still in the kicking tires stage. Stay safe…

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Soon we will will be traveling around seeing all we can of GODS BEAUTIFUL CREATION, LORD WILLING. I LOVE MY WIFE SO MUCH!!!
    MY SWEET STACI, SO HOT, SO FINE, SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
    I remember the first time we met. It was january 11th 1974 and we went
    Out on our first date and we had a great time. I remember when I took
    Her home that night we we're making out in my car sitting in her drive
    Way. It was so sweet, so hot, and so fine. We didn't want to stop, we
    We would of went all night If her dad wasn't flipping on and off the
    Porch light letting her know to come In. We was fogging up the window's
    of the car and burning up. We fell In LOVE that night, not sex, LOVE.
    I remember latter sitting on her front porch one day talking about us.
    I remember telling her It was ME or her so called friends, No more
    DRUG'S, POT, DRINKING, OR FOOLING AROUND WITH OTHER'S IT WAS US OR
    NOTHING. WE CHOSE US. I then told her I would marry her one day and we
    Would spend the rest of OUR life with each other and take care of
    Each other as we grow old together, WE SAID YES. She was 15 teen and I
    Was 16 teen at that time, We we're so In love with each other and just
    Wanted to spend every second of time together that we could. I joined
    The marines In 1975 I was 17 teen when I went to boot camp. HER DAD
    TALKED ME INTO IT, he said WHEN I got back from Paris Island I could
    Marry staci. Needless to say, HE LIED. They told us they would sign
    For us but they didn't. They wanted her to finish school first. I begged
    and pleated with them that I'd see that she would If they would let us
    get married, but they wouldn't. Both our heart's was broken. So We went
    together for three year's, And two day's after staci birthday We got
    Married. At that time I still don't think they we're to happy about It.
    But latter on I became the son they never had. I't was april 4th 1977
    And we've been together ever since. Now 44 year's latter she Is still
    SO HOT, SO FINE, AND SO BEAUTIFUL She is my wife, my friend, my lover,
    My ONLY TRUE LOVE, the mother of my son and daughter, she is my breath,
    My everything. Without her I don't exist PERIOD!!! I love her more than
    The sky is big, More than word's can say. I still write her love note's
    Every morning, And I still can't get enough of her, And I NEVER WILL !!!
    She is so precious to me and I THANK GOD WITH ALL MY HEART FOR HER AND
    ALL WE DO FOR EACH OTHER EVERYDAY. WE HAVE NEVER GROWN TIRED OF EACH
    OTHER, AND WE DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER. WHAT WE DO, WHAT WE HAVE, AND
    WHAT WE GET, IS NOT MINE OR HER'S, IT'S OUR'S PERIOD AND THAT'S HOW WE
    HAVE BEEN SINCE THE DAY WE MET. We camp, We fish, We ride our motorcycle,
    We ride our trike, We yard sale, We shop, We go everywhere together.
    You see we have what so MANY don't have, REAL TRUE LOVE. WE WAKE UP
    TOGETHER, WE PRAY TOGETHER, And WE READ GODS WORD TOGETHER EVERY MORNING
    BEFORE WE GO ANYWHERE PERIOD. Ever since we ask JESUS CHRIST into our
    HEART"S OUR LOVE HAS ONLY GROWN STRONGER. We did that In the mid 80's
    And It's been the very best thing we 've ever DONE PERIOD. There Is NO
    OTHER WOMAN IN THIS WORLD FOR ME EVER PERIOD !!! THERE IS NOT ANOTHER
    LIKE MY STACI; WHO NEED'S THE REST WHEN YOU HAVE THE BEST ? AND I KNOW
    I HAVE THE VERY BEST, BECAUSE I STILL HAVE MY SO HOT, MY SO FINE, MY SO
    BEAUTIFUL STACI, THANK YOU STACI FOR BEING MY ONLY TRUE LOVE FOREVER.
    I FEEL WE ARE THE LAST OF OUR BREED. YOUR MAN ONLY DENNIS 333
    YOU AND ME KID ALWAYS FEBRUARY 21st 2018 TRUE LOVE FOREVER

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Thanks for your posts. I am wanting to purchase my first RV and this is helpful the do’s and don’ts. Keep up the good work

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Oh my God, I'm dying laughing. You're both my spirit animals. So far I've moved the slide in and out bringing a mountain of pine needles (and roaches) into the trailer and ripped off part of the seal in the process. Then, I moved it back out without making sure the cabinets to the entertainment unit were still closed and almost broke both the cabinet and the slide. I've been fulltiming for 6 weeks, btw. I've only moved once so far but clearly I made it count.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    1 to 1…I aspire to have those stats when I finally get the RV and hit the road…at least for the first few weeks! Better than 2 to 1! 😉
    Love the vids, the humor and info! Keep 'em coming!

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Way to go Thomas, throw the wife under the trailer, not level at that!! I thought the video was great . Good seing both of you , and I would change it from mistakes to learning curve!!

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Our first dumb mistake was leaving our raincoats at home while not checking the weather report prior to leaving. My last dumb mistake was going to snowbird in Florida and the only shirts taken were flannel long sleeve shirts. The highs were only in the teens when I left and I forgot to plan for Florida weather. There have been many decades of mistakes between these two.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Wekiwa Springs state park…. NOT WekiVa park! Manatee springs state park and Rainbow Springs are 👍🏻 check them out if u can

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    I'm sure you'll make more mistakes. For example, after 10 months of full timing, we closed a slide without checking and broke our flashlight that fell between the slide and the wall. Oh well. Let it all roll off your back.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    I'm still here at my Sisters, waiting for a check to come in. I got the RV back from the RV Shop that had it sitting there yet they were not going to look at it till the 24th. I decided to just forget about it being there and went to pick it up.

    I drove it over to an area that it was at before. As I was making sure everything was shut, I opened the bathroom door and made sure the ceiling vent was closed,, the last handyman installed it backwards!!!!! got to get that fixed for sure. So as I was shutting the bathroom door, it became difficult to close, at first I just thought it was the rug I had on the floor, So I strong armed it to close, and the top of the door popped off the hinge.. LOLOL.. I think I will just take the whole door off and put a curtain up. Hahahaha.. I know I can fix it. But the curtain sounds so much easier… Right??? LOL

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Hey y’all are learning! That’s what is important, before long you’ll be pros ❤️

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Running your RV refrigerator with the RV not level will do more damage than just not keeping stuff cold generally speaking they're about $4,000 to replace

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